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La Fortuna: Half-Day Waterfall Tour with Lunch

4.6 / 5

9 reviews

Activity provider: Red Lava TSC
Water activity

La Fortuna: Half-Day Waterfall Tour with Lunch

Activity provider: Red Lava TSC

From US$ 52 per person

Prepare to be amazed on an excursion to the La Fortuna Waterfall. Explore a little village of the Maluku Indians. Walk across a hanging bridge, and enjoy a typical lunch

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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup included
Pickup included from accommodation in La Fortuna city only.
Small group
Limited to 15 participants


  • Be amazed by La Fortuna waterfall
  • Spend a day in nature
  • Explore a butterfly garden and a frog pond
  • Discover the culture of the Maluku
Full description
After hotel pickup in La Fortuna, set off on a short drive to reach the departure point, where you will start with an easy forest walk along the crystal-clear La Fortuna River. Along the way, hop on a tractor cart that will take you up hill to a panoramic viewpoint. Having seen the waterfall in the distance, start a trek down a jungle staircase. Halfway down, reach a high suspension bridge that will have to be conquered in order to continue.  Follow the trail further down the huge canyon that was shaped by a volcanic mega eruption. Coming to the end of the canyon, the spectacular La Fortuna Waterfall awaits. Marvel at the lush vegetation on 230-foot walls, the massive volcanic rocks at its base, and the huge amount of water splashing down in its pool. Take time to bask in its beauty, while the brave souls of the group can even take a dip. Back at the viewpoint, walk down to the little village of the Maluku Indians. Seated in their palenke, main house, enjoy a rest while listening to an interesting telling of Maluku culture, art, and history. Having been active for some hours, the moment will then come to enjoy a warm, traditional lunch. Next to the restaurant, there is a butterfly garden and frog pond, which you can explore while waiting for the food to be served. Return to your hotel at around 1:30 PM.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from La Fortuna
  • Spanish- and English-speaking guide
  • Lunch with juice
  • Park entrance fee
  • Foods and drinks not mentioned
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Swimwear

Know before you go

  • This tour will take place rain or shine.
  • This tour does not take place with heavy storms
  • Pick up just in the Fortuna area (Not San Jose, not the beach)
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 9 reviews

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What a wonderful half day. There is a fun ride that takes you to the stairs by the waterfall. There is a hanging bridge and we saw some animals. The waterfall is beautiful, and there is an option to swim (if it is safe, the water was too violent the day I went due to the storm). Going back up is a great workout. Lunch is delicious, casado at the restaurant in the front of the reserve.

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July 8, 2022

The trek to the waterfall was beautiful and the guide was very informative. It’s highly challenging climbing back up. The trip to the Maleku village was also very interesting. The lunch was average. The transportation is without air conditioning(if it’s hot or raining it gets stuffy) and if you are staying way out of arenal like we did you are likely to get charged a bit more for pick up which I thought was reasonable. Overall a good tour to book for the La Fortuna waterfall.

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January 9, 2020

Eine fabelhafte Tour! Von der Abholung bis zur Rückfahrt hat alles perfekt funktioniert. Unsere Guides waren aufmerksam, umsichtig und teilten ihr Wissen bereitwillig mit uns. Ein fabelhafter Weg zum Wasserfall und ein sportlicher Aufstieg. Das Essen war köstlich, die Snacks gut vorbereitet und der Abschluss in den warmen Quellen ein krönender Abschluss. Sehr empfehlenswert!

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February 21, 2023


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